180 Degrees Consulting - IIT Kharagpur (180DC)

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180 Degrees Consulting, IIT Kharagpur
Activities Consultancy
Founded 2020 (2020)
Website www.facebook.com/180dckgp/
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Introduction                      

180 Degrees Consulting is the world’s largest organisation for non-profits and social enterprises with operations in more than 35 countries. The IIT Kharagpur branch of 180 Degrees Consulting (abbreviated as 180DC) was founded in April 2020 by Amritash Bharadwaj, Nikita Kishore, Adarsh Gupta, Aniket Shah and Keshav Godala with an aim to provide quality consultancy services to socially conscious corporations and NGOs to help them achieve the impact they seek to create.

Being students of the oldest, largest and most versatile of IITs, the team consists of driven and capable people with diverse skill sets across various fields. It is a platform where students can gain leadership skills, consulting experience and professional etiquette with a chance to derive value through the quality of their collaborative work.

Functioning    

Selections  

Selection procedures for 180DC are held at the start of the autumn semester. New recruits are taken in from second year only. The selection procedure consists of multiple rounds of interviews and discussions wherein prospective members aren’t judged on their knowledge of consultancy frameworks, but rather their problem-solving approach and whether they are able to present their thoughts in a structured manner. 

The selection procedure evaluates the candidates on Structured Thinking, Problem Solving, Work Ethic, Time Management, Speaking, Writing and Design skills. Good knowledge of business and finance is appreciated but is not the main factor of evaluation. We expect an optimal amount of time and dedication.

Knowledge Meetings

The main opportunity to learn in 180 Degrees Consulting is via knowledge meetings. Seniors organise knowledge meetings to polish the skills of new recruits and also teach them various consulting techniques and frameworks. These knowledge meetings also involve case study competitions/workshops.

Organisational Structure

  • Advisors consist of fourth and fifth-year members and are the senior-most members whose experience helps in guiding the overall direction of the organisation.
  • Directors are members who are in their third and fourth year of study. They are responsible for heading various different portfolios and projects within the organisation.
  • Senior Consultants are the members who are in their second and third year of study. They are responsible for executing the portfolio and project work assigned by the Directors.
  • Consultants comprises the students who are in the second year. They take care of executing various plans and projects of 180DC

Advisors and Directors

Advisors (2020-2021)

  • Amritash Bharadwaj ( Founder )
  • Nikita Kishore

Directors (2020-2021)

  • Adarsh Gupta
  • Aniket Shah
  • Keshav Godala

Advisors (2021-2022)

  • Amritash Bharadwaj ( Founder )
  • Nikita Kishore
  • Adarsh Gupta
  • Aniket Shah
  • Keshav Godala

Directors (2021-2022)

  • Aneeta James
  • Bhavik Jain
  • Divyansh Dewra
  • Gauranshi Chauhan
  • Harshal Dupare
  • Himanshu Dang
  • Ishan Das
  • Tanishq Bansal

Our Work

Projects

The organisation’s work includes client negotiation, acquisition, onboarding and providing consultancy services to clients. The services include (but are not limited to) evaluating project feasibility, providing financial and CSR strategies, doing market research & data analysis etc. The deliverables provided have helped several NGOs and organisations in many ways like helping them getting more funds, solving infrastructural/systemic problems, acquiring more volunteers etc.

180DC has collaborated with various renowned organisations, some of them are listed below:

1) Mahila Saksham Foundation  

2) World Vision India

3) Government of MP       

4) Robin Hood Army

5) Think Sharp

6) Fytorem

7) Cuddles

8) Genesis

Some of the top feedback which we have received from various clients:

1) Government of MP       

Client Feedback: “180 Degrees Consulting IIT Kharagpur was of immense help in making policies to recover revenue loss faced by the Madhya Pradesh Government due to COVID-19 pandemic. Their way of working is very organised and innovative. All the consultants we’d interacted with were very hardworking, inquisitive and enthusiastic. They found to be quick to grasp the requirements and work accordingly. We appreciate their efforts and applaud their dedication, they have made a huge difference.”

2) World Vision India

Client Feedback: “The performance and practical insights provided by the team of 180DC IIT Kharagpur in the unemployment report was of immense help while planning programs in rural and urban areas of various cities. Consultants were equipped with knowledge of ML and Data analytics and handled large youth databases of 2000+ youth with utmost professionalism to provide us with data-backed insights. We hope to collaborate with 180DC for future projects.

3) Robin Hood Army

Client Feedback: “We found 180 Degrees Consulting, IIT Kharagpur works to be very impressive and phenomenal. We definitely appreciate the kind of work they have done and how well they analysed the ethos of Robin Hood Army”.

Events Organized

PM Case Workshop and Competition 2020

This was one of the major initiatives taken by 180DC, IIT Kharagpur since its establishment.

PM school is an organisation that provides programmes for aspiring project managers which include live classes and case studies. 180 Degrees Consulting with the help of PM school had organised a workshop which involved giving tips and suggestions on how to crack project management interviews and also described the work of a project manager in a corporate company. Along with this 180DC also organised a product-case competition, in which a total of 200+ students took part.